For those deeply entrenched in music culture, the Tedeschi Trucks show on November 17 is a big one. It’s a chance to see one of America’s most venerated music families perform live.
The band is a twelve-piece led by spouses Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Tedeschi and Trucks merged their previous bands in 2010 so they could tour together and dedicate more time to their children. The Tedeschi Trucks band is the duo’s second collaborative effort. They have spent the last six years writing, recording, and performing live. Their fan base and musical influence have grown steadily and the band now appeals to an international audience.
The band’s music reaches across generations as well as oceans. Trucks, a lifelong guitar player, is an official member of The Allman Brothers Band, of which his uncle was a founding member. Trucks has also played and toured with his younger brother (Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic). The Tedeschi Trucks show is a great opportunity for families to bond over music. Bring your parents, your grandparents, and your kiddos if you don’t mind keeping them up late on a school night.
What to Expect
What kind of music can you expect? It will be soulful, bluesy, and full of life. Hopefully, the band will indulge guests with more than a few songs from their new album. Tedeschi Trucks Band released their fourth album in 2016. Let Me Get By is a studio recording that features the unmistakable vocal/guitar marriage of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks backed by blissful harmonies, solid percussion, and an uplifting horn section. The album is fantastic and the live show will be a night to remember.
Plan to arrive on time for the 7:30 p.m. show – Singer-songwriter Amy Helm is the opening act and her set will entertain and enrich the listener. Although her solo career is relatively new, Helm is no stranger to the stage. Amy is the daughter of the late musician Levon Helm (The Band). Helm's songs are crafty. She’s a storyteller as well as a musician and will add a contemplative feel to the evening.